Washington Voters Value Wild Salmon Over Lower Snake River Dams

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Fishing and conservation groups released a new poll confirming Washington residents care deeply about wild salmon and want to see these iconic Northwest fish restored.

Organizations funding the poll—conducted by Fairbank, Maislin, Maulin, Metz & Associates (FM3 Research)–include National Wildlife Federation, Save Our wild Salmon Coalition, Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and American Rivers. The poll included interviews with 400 likely voters with an oversample of 150 interviews in eastern Washington.

More than half of Washington voters support removing the four dams on the lower Snake River and they are more than willing to pay a few dollars extra on their energy bills to do so: 63 percent are willing to pay up to $7 per month, while 74 percent would pay an extra dollar every month.


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